Building a Reflective Democracy in Washington

When: 
Mon, May 16, 2016,
10:00am to 12:00pm PDT
Where: 
Seattle, WA
Location: 
Impact Hub Seattle,220 Second Avenue S, Third Floor Learning Studio

Women and people of color represent the New American Majority — yet white men make up the majority of our political leaders. This imbalance of power is the result of the structural barriers that exclude women and people of color from running for and winning elected office.

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, at the current pace, women won't achieve political parity in representation until 2121. We cannot wait more than 100 years for leadership that will address our concerns and reflect our values.

That's where the Reflective Democracy Campaign comes in. Through our Campaign, we have funded projects that experiment with new strategies and approaches to building a reflective democracy.

Reflective Democracy Campaign Director Brenda Choresi Carter and WDN Vice President Jenifer Fernandez Ancona will share our campaign's groundbreaking research about who is in elected office and on our ballots, who isn’t, and why. We’ll talk about what this means in Washington, and brainstorm new approaches to breaking down the barriers that keep women and people of color from the halls of power. Learn more at WhoLeads.Us

This is event is being hosted by Women Donor's Network. For registration and questions, please contact Kathleen Andreson at kandreson@womendonors.org. Everyone is welcome to attend.